Maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s new film Ugly will be the opening feature of New York Indian Film Festival to be conducted between May 5th and 10th. The 14th year of the NYIFF, organized by the Indo-American Arts Council is one of the most respected film events in the US.
Kashyap’s earlier film, Gangs of Wasseypur opened the festival in 2012. Ugly is a tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence that begins with the disappearance of an aspiring actor’s 10-year-old daughter, as described by the filmmaker. “Anurag has been in the forefront of India’s growing indie films movement, always pushing the boundaries and inspiring the new generation of filmmakers. Personally I am a big fan of his films,” said Aseem Chabra, the festival director declaring the schedule.
Aparna Sen’s new film, Goynar Baksho will be the closing film, while Geethu Mohandas’s debut movie, Liar’s Dice, which has earlier featured in Sundance Film Festival with much appreciation, will be the center piece of the New York festival.